Heaven on Earth!
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Iâ€™ve died and gone to heaven! Santorini is everything that I had hoped for and more. I also think I picked the very best spot on the entire island. Maybe not the fanciest hotel, but so rustic and very charming. The staff is wonderful and made me feel right at home. Oh by the way, I didnâ€™t have to pay extra money for my suitcase this trip! Bonus! I had a great little flight over here. Mostly English speaking people on my plane. I met my first friend. Charlie.(Charlene) She is Egyptian and comes from
I arrived late in the evening and the sun had just set. They have the most incredible sunsets here and it is a must see.
I got up this morning to discover that they donâ€™t start serving breakfast until 8:30. Now it is not possible to run around here. If you like doing stairs then that would definitely be an option. There is nothing but stairs. It was so funny watching me try and struggle down the narrow, (I mean narrow) stair cases to get to my hotel. I have taken some pictures of the stairs but you can just imagine me and my big knapsack and 80 pound suitcase maneuvering the stairs. If the cab driver was a gentleman he would have offered.
I was shown to my room and it is so tiny and quaint. I love it! I couldnâ€™t see much of the view last night as it was dark but then I woke up this morning and â€śHoly mackerel!â€ť It is beyond words. I canâ€™t even imagine a more beautiful place any where else in the entire planet. The view right out my room is the famous volcano Nea Kameni. It is still an active volcano. I am going to take a trip out there and visit the
I decided to be wild and rented a quad to go visit all the sites. I thought about a car, and you can drive a car anytime, but not a quad.
The yogurt here is fantastic.
Continued on my way through the center of the island. (You can still see water for the most part) Santorini is a very small island and I think you could drive the entire perimeter in a day. Now I was really starting to worry about my arms in the sun, so I decided to head home and take a break from the sun for the afternoon. My back is flaming hot but what is really killing me is my butt. I guess the famous bikini rode up a bit and exposed skin that never got the sunscreen (or I just rubbed it off faster). Either way it hurts to sit down today. But donâ€™t worry about me, I am sitting here drinking red wine and entering this journal entry (picture enclosed).
My friend Charlene is going to the volcano today and I wanted to do the quad thing so we shall see if we actually ever meet up.
There are lots of English speaking people on the island. Not the Greeks, but tourists. So I guess this is a major destination for us. This is more how I thought all of
Tomorrow I may go on a wine tour. I guess they still stomp the grapes with their feet in Santorini but since the grapes are not ready I wonâ€™t be able to see that.
I do want to go to the volcano. I also want to go see the red beach. The sand is completely red. I want to do Oia (pronounced eea) at night. That is something Charlene and I talked about. She heard of a very nice restaurant but I canâ€™t figure out her mobile number. It has a + in front of it and I canâ€™t remember what I am suppose to dial for
So I have lots to do and if I want to stay longer I will. I hope I can change my ferry ticket without a problem. That would be a bummer if I had to leave because of that.
Now I am going to load the pictures, but I can promise you that they will not do any justice to what I see. It is spectacular! I canâ€™t find the words to describe it.